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Events Per Hour
#1
Good afternoon,

     I have started my therapy with an auto sense 10 for a few weeks now. Except a few nights, no matter what my usage hours my events per hour  is 5/5. I have two questions please.

     1- How would I know my events per hour are NOT more than 5, when the report's MAX is 5, and mine are 5/5?

      2- In case  this is not a problem, why am I getting High scores with congratulations, and a few times a silver badge even?!

       Please advise, and Thank you sincerely.  Alan P
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#2
If you are using the ResMed software (ResScan), the AHI point system is based on the following:

Events per hour.......Points
0 - 6..........................5
7 - 9..........................4
10 - 12.......................3
13 - 15.......................2
16 - 18.......................1
19 or more..................0

You had 6 or less events per hour.
The SleepyHead software is much better at showing you all the details.

The ResScan software seems to put a lot of weight on your hourly usage and not so much on your AHI number. Also, a lot of weight is put on whether you keep the mask on all night without removing it. Both of these would contribute to your getting "awards" as you are in compliance of using the machine at least so many hours required each night for insurance.

Again, the SleepyHead software is much better, IMHO.
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(02-08-2017, 06:07 PM)RichardVT     Thanks very much Richard! Then based on your experience I\m doing good?! Wrote: If you are using the ResMed software (ResScan), the AHI point system is based on the following:

Events per hour.......Points
0 - 6..........................5
7 - 9..........................4
10 - 12.......................3
13 - 15.......................2
16 - 18.......................1
19 or more..................0

You had 6 or less events per hour.  
The SleepyHead software is much better at showing you all the details.

The ResScan software seems to put a lot of weight on your hourly usage and not so much on your AHI number.  Also, a lot of weight is put on whether you keep the mask on all night without removing it.  Both of these would contribute to your getting "awards" as you are in compliance of using the machine at least so many hours required each night for insurance.

Again, the SleepyHead software is much better, IMHO.

Thanks so very much Richard!  Then based on your experience I 'm doing good ?!
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#4
Sleepyhead will give so much more information. It will help us help you.

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#5
Thanks again!
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#6
Hi looks61,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I wish you good luck with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#7
(02-08-2017, 06:26 PM)looks61 Wrote:
Thanks so very much Richard!  Then based on your experience I 'm doing good ?!

I've only been a hose head for about five months.  All I can say is, when ResScan was telling me my AHI was good (i.e. <6), I was aware that I was still having numerous throat closings throughout the night, so I worked on increasing my minimum pressure until I got to 14 CM which, on many nights now, results in less than 1 AHI.  I seem to hover right around 1 AHI or less. 

Attached is a screenshot of my ResScan smartphone app showing my AHI for the past nine days.  I don't think I could get it much better than this.
   

I don't care anymore if I need to remove the mask numerous times throughout the night as I get up to take Advil most nights and many times just removing the Pap-Cap and mask for even just a few minutes feels good.  So, the main ResScan index number doesn't phase me in the least.  I do monitor the ResScan to see how many hours I have slept each night as I tend to sleep about ten hours nightly.  Most recently, that has been dropping to between 8.5 and 10. 

Of course, the real test is how we feel.  It took me using the APAP going on five months and I am just about now beginning to feel more alert throughout most of the day, whereas before I felt like I was walking around in a fog and would lay down up to about five times daily.  Now, I don't lay down at all most days.

I would say, if your AHI is greater than about two, there is likely room for improvement, but only your body can tell you how good you feel and if the CPAP is working for you.
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Richard and Looks, are you sure you're talking about Resscan?  This is Resmed's full strength software for clinical analysis and patient management. I think what you are referring to is MyAir, which is a decidedly inferior product.

In my view SleepyHead is the way to go.
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(02-09-2017, 07:54 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote: Richard and Looks, are you sure you're talking about Resscan?  ......I think what you are referrkng to is MyAir, whjch is a decidedly inferior product.

Yes, sorry for any confusion, I am referring to MyAir, you are correct.
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